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I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

Low blood pressure: Sounds like you have low blood pressure. I recommend you seek medical attention and get your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

Several causes: It is not normal. There are several causes. Please see your PCP TO find the cause. It could be hypotension or hypoglycemia among other causes ...Read more

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I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

You may: have had a transient heart rythm abnormality which your coughing slowed down...If it happens again you may want to get it checked out! A cardiologist has a number of "tools" to investigate...speak with your Primary Care Provider for a referral or more info. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed,  seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities - can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes i get sick just get light headed i see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

I smoke a pack a day &  weed everyday  & sometimes i get sick  just get light headed i see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

Sobriety: I appreciate that you may not like this advise, but it sure sounds like your body needs a break. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk. If you have the disease of addiction you are also putting yourself at risk for despair or worse. Your brain may need some days of clarity. You may need less carbon monoxide circulating in your blood stream and more oxygen. Please take a break. ...Read more

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Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Need for examination: It would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests to determine the diagnosis. If you have been having excessive menstrual bleeding, anemia from the blood loss could explain these symptoms. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more